Grammar School students in Horncastle visit the famous No.10

Victoria Atkins with pupils from QEGS EMN-150110-133027001
Victoria Atkins with pupils from QEGS EMN-150110-133027001

Students from Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Horncastle have gained a unique insight into the workings of Government - thanks to the town’s MP Victoria Atkins.

She welcomed a party of students to the Houses of Parliament and Number 10 Downing Street.

Ms Atkins said: “One of the great privileges of working in the Mother of all Parliaments is having the chance to share its magnificence with constituents.

“I was delighted to welcome the students. They received a tour of the historic buildings before joining me for a question and answer session in Westminster Hall.

“The biggest treat of the day followed as I had managed to secure permission for students to visit Downing Street.”

Because Downing Street is a working environment, visits are restricted but the QEGS’ students made the most of their opportunity,

Ms Atkins added: “The students (and teachers) enjoyed taking pictures outside the world’s most famous door.

“ I enjoyed meeting them and answering their very insightful questions.

“I suspect this may not be the last time we see some of those present outside the front door of No. 10.

“If you would like your school to visit the House of Commons, please contact me and I will be happy to help.”